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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Healthy, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
About
The relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day. Enjoy your favourite drink whilst overlooking tranquil bushland, then enjoy the culinary delights prepared by our talented team of chefs. The acclaimed Babbington’s Bar and Grill, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the floodlit bushland reserve, is open for breakfast 7 days a week, Lunch Monday to Friday and dinner from Monday to Saturday. It seats up to 74 diners. There is also a fully-fitted bar with both bar stools and casual seating. Babbington’s is a well-known and respected restaurant which draws significant patronage from the surrounding area. It consistently receives excellent reviews.
PRICE RANGE
USD 6 - USD 28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Australian, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to experience the NEW menu released by this lovely hotel restaurant , Was pleasantly delighted by Babbingtons overall food quality , service and restaurant feel. Upon being seated by the fantastic professional wait staff , you do not feel as though you...are in a “hotel restaurant” setting instead as if you are at any well respecting bar and grill. The Vibe is nice and light , the music not to loud and manny conversations of happy customers around. The wait staff are attentive professional but also provide a personal touch from table to table. I have been fortunate to eat across many parts of the the menu and was very satisfied with meal portions and their quality. Which might I mention is a far higher quality than what you are paying for. Value for money is a guaranteed. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is considering going there.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ben, Thankyou so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our team are so humbled by your kind words and we are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience , we pride ourselves on creating an outstanding complete dining experience from...More

Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

Excellent service & food is always spot on. Recommend the Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower, it really is bang on!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2021

Thankyou Maree for taking the time to review us. The team at Babbington's are so pleased that you have consistently enjoyed your dining experiences with us. We aim to please! We look forward to having you back to dine with us again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 13 March 2021

We were their for our wedding anniversary and a friends birthday. The food was amazing (thank you to Will the chef) and the service was fantastic, thank you Hayley for making our night so enjoyable. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2021

Thankyou so much for the glowing review and for choosing us to host your birthday celebration and anniversary dinner , we will be sure to pass on your kind words to both Will and Hayley. We look forward to having you dine with us again...More

Reviewed 5 March 2021

If think the title says it all! Lovely staff too. Its very nice that they are fully open too as most Hotels are have closed their restaurants or operating at half capacity. James.TMore

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Date of visit: February 2021
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Hi James, Our team pride themselves on friendly service, we think they are all lovely so glad you do too! We have worked very hard to keep fully operational over these challenging times for our guests convenience. Thankyou so much for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Our favourite local night out for dinner. Always 5 star quality food and customer service. Menu not large but variety and changed frequently. A lovely bush outlook from the large scenic windows. Definitely a place for special occasions and taking friends out for a treat.

Date of visit: January 2021
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2021

Hi Lyndall, Thankyou so much for taking the time to write us such a fabulous review. Our team are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience we look forward to having you back to dine with us soon. Kind regards Cassie Beatty Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Members of my family and I had Christmas Day lunch at Babbingtons, and it was great, and excellent value for money !!! The set menu had something special for everyone and I loved the desserts! The courses served were delicious and beautifully presented, with adequate...time between servings. The staff members looking after us were so friendly and happy, and nothing was too much trouble. I would like to thank Steve and the team for a lovely day and we would love to come back for another occasion lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Hi Andrea, Wow what a glowing review. Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your Christmas day experience. Due to the pandemic we had to do things a little differently this year and it seems universal that everyone rather enjoyed themselves. We thankyou...More

Reviewed 29 December 2020

Excellent and friendly service. Great food and a fine Christmas celebration. I suggest you book and try this restaurant when you are in Newcastle.More

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Date of visit: December 2020
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your experience. Our team will be so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Babbingtons Bar & Grill. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Cassie Beatty...More

Reviewed 29 December 2020

All we can say is EXCELLENT!! Food & service exceptional. Sooo much food, endless drinks & great service. VALUE for money & we will be doing it all again next year. Thank you Babbingtons Staff for giving up your Xmas for us.

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Date of visit: December 2020
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your experience, we are delighted you enjoyed your Christmas day lunch with us at Babbingtons Bar & Grill! We look forward to having you back for Christmas 2021! Kind regards Cassie Beatty Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 22 December 2020

Myself, my wife and daughter with her service dog ate at this excellent restaurant a number of times during our stay at the hotel. The food was good, but the service excellent. My daughter's service dog was accepted (in that is was ignored) by the...staff (no gushing, no requests to pat her, etc) which made both our experience and no doubt other fellow diners a good experience. I commend this restaurant highly.More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: December 2020
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your experience we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Babbingtons Bar & Grill in the near future. Kind regards Cassie Beatty Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 18 December 2020

Nothing more to say really. I had been thinking about how good it was for years. Finally came back and it was off the menu. Very sad.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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GeneralManagerApollo, Marketing at Babbingtons Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2021

Hi Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry to hear that it did not live up to your expectation on this occasion. As always, we will share all feedback with our team endeavouring to constantly improve our service...More

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  • Babbingtons Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5